A three-hour beach clean-up campaign collected over 350 bags of trash over the Kuala Belait beachfront recently.
The ‘Let’s Clean Up’ campaign, organised by PTAS Aker Solutions as part of the ORMC Environmental Campaign 2022, covered an area of three kilometres.
Ninety per cent of the waste collected comprised single-use plastics including plastic bags, water bottles, food containers, drinking straws, household items and toys.
PTAS Aker Solutions Project Director Svein Oskar Nuland said, “Plastic pollution is still one of the top environmental issues,“ adding that it endangers marine life, biodiversity and the ecosystem.
He said participants should not limit themselves to beach clean-ups to protect the environment, but also proactively educate and incorporate environmentally friendly initiatives into everyday lives such as reusing bottles and bags, as well as ensuring plastic waste is properly disposed.
Other companies taking part in the clean-up included Adinin Works and Engineering Sdn Bhd, Massutera Engineering Sdn Bhd, Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd, Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services Limited, Techoil Company Sdn Bhd and Tendrill International Sdn Bhd.